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This blog provides links to nonfiction and diverse media for lessons in the 5th grade reading program.  Students in the program will expand their knowledge of topics and themes by exploring 'outside texts' related to narrative and nonfiction titles.

5.1 Earthquake Terror

Vocabulary Handbook

Labels and Highlighting Directions

Realistic Fiction Genre Chart

Day 10 - "Earthquake"

Day 15 - "Your Cool Facts and Tips on Flooding"

Day 23 - "Loma Prieta, the 1989 San Francisco Earthquake"

5.1 Book Club

Realistic Fiction Genre Chart

I Survived Hurricane Katrina Setting Map

Kensuke's Kingdom Setting Map

5.2 Holes

Vocabulary Handbook

Labels and Highlighting Directions

Realistic Fiction Genre Chart

Day 7 - "The Juvenile Boot Camp Debate"

Day 28 - "Belle Starr - The Bandit Queen"

5.2 Book Club

Realistic Fiction Genre Chart

5.3 Chains

Vocabulary Handbook

Labels and Highlights Directions

Historical Fiction Genre Chart

Day 3 - "The 13 British Colonies" (blank)

Day 3 - "The 13 British Colonies" (labeled)

Day 4 - "Overview of the American Revolution"

Day 5 - "Slavery in the Colonies"

Day 10 - The Spread of the Slave Trade Map

Day 11 - "Loyalists vs. Patriots"

Day 37 - "Crossing the River Jordan"

5.3 Book Club

Historical Nonfiction Genre Chart

Day 9 - Setting

Day 9 - Problems

Day 16 - Redcoat Pillaging

Day 16 - Statue of King George III

Day 22 - British in New York

Day 23 - Prison

Day 37 - Martin Luther King Jr.'s Last Speech

5.4 Kids At Work

Vocabulary Handbook

Labels and Highlighting Directions

Biography Genre Chart

Day 1 - "The Domestic System vs. the Factory System"

Day 2 - "The Effects of Industrialization in the United States"

Day 24 - "Employee Rights Under the Fair Labor Standards Act"

Day 24 - Child Labor Laws Chart

Day 25 - "Children in the Fields"

Day 26 - "Timeline of an Attempt to Change Agriculture Child-Labor Regulations"

5.4 Book Club

Historical Fiction Genre Chart

Iqbal Setting Map

Counting on Grace Setting Map

Lyddie Setting Map

5.5 The City of Ember

Vocabulary Handbook

Labels and Highlighting Directions

Science Fiction Genre Chart

Day 24 - The Manhattan Project

Day 24 - Nuclear Arms Race

Day 25 - Albert Einstein

Day 39 and 40 - The Russell Einstein Manifesto (abridged)

Day 39 - Note Taking Sheets

Day 40 - Hang Son Doong, Vietnam

5.5 Book Club

Science Fiction Genre Chart